PHONE fanatics queued up outside a Huddersfield shop to buy the latest ‘must have’ mobile.
People were waiting outside the town centre’s O2 shop at 8.20am yesterday morning waiting to get their hands on the new upgraded model of the iPhone, the iPhone 3G.
But only the first 10 people could buy one as the store was limited to that number.
But the shop is expecting another delivery next week.
Apple’s iPhone 3G is the latest fashion item, but only a limited number are available.
Demand has been outstripping supply in most parts of the country, with 150 people queuing up outside the flagship Apple store in Regent Street, London, overnight.
The phones can cost up to £159 to customers signing up to monthly payments.
However, many customers will not be able to get hold of one until late summer.
The phones are being given away to people prepared to fork out £45 or £75 a month to use them.
But yesterday’s high-profile launch of the phone almost turned into disaster when computer problems prevented customers signing up to the gadget.
Customers who queued through the night were still waiting to buy an iPhone 3G at 10am, two hours after the launch.
Hundreds of Apple fans waited inside the Regent Street store because of a problem with network provider O2’s server.
Apple staff said the sheer number of iPhone 3G customers trying to register with the site yesterday morning appeared to have caused the problem.
Most customers remained upbeat about the delay, although some left the store in frustration or because they had to go to work.